What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using aromatic essences from plants to enhance and promote psychological and physical well-being.
The term aromatherapy comes from Aroma meaning smell and therapy meaning treatment, it dates back to ancient Egypt and Greek times.
In the 1900s a French scientist burnt his hand in a lab and plunged his arm into a vat of lavender oil. It was this experience which led him to begin further studies into the healing benefits of plants oils, and shortly after the term aromatherapy was coined.
Essential oils are made from the barks, leaves, stems, and petals of various plants usually in the process of distillation. The essential oils are mixed with carrier oils and these can be used in massage, steam inhalation, room sprays, creams and lotions delivering therapeutic benefits.
Each essential oil holds therapeutic properties, that can help with emotional stress, digestive issues, pain, help to balance hormones, uplift the mood, help to relax and much more to balance and invigorate the body mind and soul and so much more.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy can help support well-being and aid healing of a variety of conditions the treatments can be invigorating, relaxing and uplifting and will be personalised to your needs.
In the earth’s resource’s there is a cure, we find them when we seek them. Today Western conventional medicine is derived by studying natural medicines and recreating the active ingredients in a laboratory and then reproducing them on a mass scale, this is commonly known as the pharmaceutical industry.
Aromatherapy massages can benefit those who are dealing with a range of health problems that impact physically or psychological including:
- Recovery from surgery
- Postnatal depression
- Chronic fatigue
- Bipolar disorder
- Aches and pains
- Digestive issues
- Irritable bowel
- Skin problems
The Prophet peace be upon him said:
“There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its remedy.”